Job Description

The School of Science (SoS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for multiple Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice positions (pending budgetary approval) in the Department of Computer Science, starting August 15, 2016, with expertise in the broad areas of computer organization, operating systems, software engineering, open source software, network programming, mobile computing, and data structures, along with the ability to teach other introductory computer science courses. The initial appointment may be up to three academic years, with renewal possible.

Desired Skills and Experience

Candidates must possess either an M.S. (or foreign degree equivalent) in Computer Science or closely related field with a minimum of five years teaching experience in a university setting, or a Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in a similar field. The successful candidate must have strong teaching, advising, and mentoring skills. The ideal candidate will be an individual with a comprehensive vision of computer science education, as well as the skills needed to integrate into a multi-disciplinary department. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required and may include student evaluations, syllabi, and/or sample assignments. Candidates for the Senior Lecturer position must also submit evidence of research achievement. Candidates at the Professor of Practice level are expected to have had substantial leadership experience of at least 10 years, and a national (or international) reputation for excellence, and must have made a significant impact within the Computer Science field.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The August 15th, 2016 start date is preferred, but a January 15th start date may also be possible. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter with contact information for three references, a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (optionally) a statement of professional or research interests. Candidates should register with the website and submit application materials electronically to this website. Applicants should also arrange for their references to submit letters electronically following the website instructions.

Questions may be sent to Pam Paslow,

We seek candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.